Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil Saw His Shadow- Six More Weeks Of Winter

A groundhog looking around

A groundhog looking around

Groundhog Day was Wednesday, February 2, 2022. The famous weather-predicting groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, saw his shadow, which means six more weeks of winter.


Around 7:15 am Eastern Time, Punxsutawney Phil was coaxed out of his lodging to look for his shadow in Gobbler’s Knob, Pennsylvania. [1] While it might be a disappointment to some, the groundhog did see his shadow which means six more weeks of winter.

Previous Predictions

From 1898 to 2021, Phil has seen his shadow-meaning six weeks of winter- 103 times; which means he’s forecasted an early spring twenty times. [2]

Can You Trust A Groundhog?

Now the question is, Can you trust a groundhog predicting the weather or not? In Pennsylvania, Phil’s home, he’s been right about 40% of the time, but he may have been correct for where you live. So, that is up for you to decide.


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